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Kick off 12:00 (UK)

20 December 2019 Venue Bedfont Sports Club Attendance

Kick off 12:00 (UK)

2 - 0
Huddersfield Reserves
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Match Preview: Brentford B v Huddersfield Reserves

A look ahead to Brentford B's final match of 2019

19 December 2019

Brentford B will play their final match of 2019 when they meet Huddersfield Reserves at Bedfont Sports Club on Friday in a 12pm kick-off.

It will be the second match of the week for the young Bees, who will have a short break over the Christmas period before returning to action in early January 2020.

Neil MacFarlane’s side will go into the match following a 2-0 defeat against Hibernian Reserves on Tuesday and they will be looking to go out on a high as they come up against a talented Huddersfield Town side.

Brentford B Coach Sam Saunders will be looking for the side to turn out a more clinical display following the defeat earlier in the week in which the young Bees had a number of chances to get on the scoresheet on the day.

Speaking after the defeat to Hibs, Sam said: “I thought our attitude was good and I felt that we tried to play. It was a good learning curve and as a B Team we want games that are going to be as close to men’s football as possible and I certainly think that was the case.

“We work every day on the training ground to get ourselves into good positions and then once you’re in those positions it’s down to the player to have the composure and the quality to finish off the good work that led up to it.”

It has been a busy period for the young Bees leading up to the Christmas break with eight games already played since the beginning of November which precede the final match of the year against The Terriers.

The side have picked up wins against a whole host of different opponents in recent weeks, and they’ve also endured two trips north of the border, beating Celtic Reserves before falling to defeat against a Rangers XI. Matches have also seen Brentford B take on teams from Spain, Switzerland and England, all of varying ages and playing styles.

As for Friday’s opponents, Huddersfield have had some positive results of late as they travelled to Blackpool Reserves to pick up a 4-3 win before beating Rotherham United’s Reserves 3-2. They recently hosted Fleetwood Town reserves in what was a 1-1 draw which means they sit top of their Central League table with 10 points from four matches played.

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Match Reports

Match Report and Match Action: Brentford B 2 Huddersfield Town Reserves 0

Young Bees claim win in final fixture of 2019

24 December 2019

Brentford B rounded off 2019 with an excellent 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town Reserves at Bedfont Sports Club.

An exquisite Christian Tue Jensen free kick as well as a finish from Joe Adams proved the difference between the two sides as Brentford B picked up a deserved victory.

The young Bees went into the match off the back of a couple of defeats to Scottish sides Rangers XI and Hibernian Reserves, and they made sure they would end the year on a high with an impressive display.

With a number of first team players featuring last time out, this time around it was the turn of a youthful squad with Luka Racic the only recognised first teamer to turn out for Neil MacFarlane’s side.

It would be Jensen who would have the match’s first real chance when he managed to break into the box unmarked before meeting a low cross first time, but he was unable to keep his effort on target as it nestled just wide of goal.

That preceded a good spell for the visitors who would have a header go just over from Terence Kongolo as he rose well to meet a Huddersfield corner. Micah Obiero would then find himself one-v-one with Nathan Shepperd as he latched onto a ball through the middle, but the Brentford was on hand to save well with his legs.

Half chances would then fall for The Bees as the lively Joe Adams missed the target before they felt they should have had a penalty when Gustav Mogensen felt he was pulled back as he attempted to get on the end of a Kane O’Connor cross from the right.

The second half was just six minutes old when The Bees took a deserved lead. Having netted free-kicks against Hanwell Town, FFDTV Academy and Beckenham Town already this season, Jensen stepped up to convert his free-kick with style as he found the top corner.

The Bees then began to run riot in terms of chances as their high work rate and determination saw them create more chances, and Matej Majka almost found the net when he drove into the box before sliding an effort just wide.

Majka would be involved shortly after though as he worked another good opening before sliding the ball inside for Adams to sweep the ball home first time into the bottom corner.

It would get harder for the away side when they were reduced to 10-men when Jaheim Headley was given a second yellow card for dissent as the away side became more and more frustrated.

Jensen would then see another free kick in the later stages end up on top of the net as he went close to making it 3-0 and the last attempt of the match actually fell for the away side when Obiero turned well before chipping the ball over Simon Andersson, but his effort could only find the crossbar as Brentford kept their clean sheet.

Brentford B: Shepperd (Andersson, 57), O’Connor, Racic, Larsen, Adams, Carre (Mitchell, 57) Majka, Tue Jensen (Trialist, 80) Mogensen (Read, 52), Titov, Oksanen
Subs not used:
Booked: Carre, Oksanen

Huddersfield Town Reserves: Chapman, Pata, Headley, Kherbouche, Kongolo, Brown, Bockhorn, Obiero, Akinola, Trialist, McCamley
Subs: Bellagambi. Daley, Olagunju

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